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Aug 7, 2013 7:30am EDT
to the practical. and made i just been in washington too long but i see that there are several i think big hurdles in taking a proposal like this and putting it in front of a congressional, in front of congress and moving it forward. the first one i was is really balancing this question of the basic health plans with controlling costs. your plan it seems by reading it starts with the idea of we are going to be fun with the basic health plan is. i think it really underestimates the challenge of what that would look like. if you are too prescriptive and say, here's what the design of a basic plan will become you will find resistance across the board. on all sorts of groups, but if you leave it to congress to decide and panels, et cetera, you will continue to be kind of spinning in circles as well as there are differing opinions, edit and people just threw up their hands. so i think that's one major challenge in designing with a basic health plan would be. and then second is the subsidy part of it, and looking at then how do you interlock the subsidy that is a very complicated subsidy in some respect
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 6:00am EDT
particular moment in time, whether it's churchill in 1940 or it's george washington at valley forge, or it's the current moment, for that matter, but taking any moment in time and saying you have all the opportunities and you have all the information. you have to operate within the technology and within the organization of the times. if you look at our model of the army of northern virginia and the army of the potomac, we believe and military experts believe it's very technically correct about what could have happened and the pace they could have moved and what the matchups might have been. we also tried to stay within the frame work on the personalal tis. we think getting people to look at history in terns of not just what happened, but what might have happened makes it a much richer and a more exciting kind of experience. of course, you're here at one of the great sights in american hustry and have a chance the next couple of days to go out and see how challenging and close fought the battle this was. it's pretty hard to argue the gettysburg couldn't have had other outcomes. this is one
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 2:00am EDT
washington. the great black gay activist byron rosten who wrote an article called from protest to politics to the it and in that article, he contended that time had come for black people to move their political activities from the streets to the halls of the legislatures to the courts and to the executive branch as. there was something powerful about that call and in the context which ruston made it, it had some sense. we had the civil rights act and the voting rights act so the legal architecture could be put in place. so from the protest based politics to the electoral institutional government organized politics in which we sought to gain office and get on the school board, the city council, to be in the office, to become governors, and yes evin presidents. i think, however, that what the current moment ought to be telling us is of those of us who understand that the black freedom movement was a freedom movement and not just the movement for civil rights can no longer rely exclusively on the strategy of the electoral the government politics. .. for the me the question becomes
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 6:00am EDT
. next week martha washington to angelica van buren. first ladies, weeknights all this month starting monday at 9 eastern on c-span. >> now, the farewell ceremony for outgoing fbi director robert mueller. he served 12 years in the position which he assumed one week before the attacks on 9/11. speakers at the ceremony include attorney general eric holder, former cia director george tenet, and tsa administrator john pistole. this is a little less than an hour. [background sounds] [background sounds] >> all right. could you remain standing while we have the presentation of the colors. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> halt! present colors! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> forward march! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [background sounds] [laughter] >> good morning, everybody, and welcome to thi celebration of the public service career of robert mueller iii whom i have been accused of dubbing bobby three sticks. there are far too many alumnis and dignitaries present for me to point out by name, but you will have the opportunity to talk to old friends after this on fifth floor. but there's one person with us today whom i am c
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 6:00am EDT
of these women and their influence on the presidency. watch the encore presentation from martha washington to ivan mckinley weeknights starting next week at nine eastern on c-span. >> coming up on c-span2, former lawmakers talk about some of the challenges in the federal budget process. the senate is back in at 9:30 a.m. eastern and will work on judicial nominations and continue debate on transportation spending for 2014. >> acting irs commissioner daniel warfel testifies before the house ways and means committee this morning about the implementation of the new of care law. he will be joined by the deputy administrator. watch live coverage starting at 10 a.m. eastern on c-span3. >> mark twain was a very young man when he was here in carson city. born in 1835, so he arrived in 1861, do the math, he's 25, 26. it's a very formative period in his life. the experiences he has your, all the things he does come at them for things he writes and then the notoriety that he gets beginning in san francisco and new york city. this laid the foundation to the man who would become one of the greatest writ
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 6:00am EDT
of the director of bureau of prison in washington to fly to san francisco, take the boat to alcatraz and pay a little visit to whitey bulger. and he how are they treating you? how are you doing here? how many -- bank robberies got whitey is seeing how political connections can pay off. >> when he got out he came brother is his protecter when he was in the can. when he got out, he finally got very involved. anybody he perceived as a political faux of had his brother that would include the newspaper we worked for was an enemy. whitey would go after them. there was a guy named alan who was a state senator who suggest it on the floor of the massachusetts senate that billy bulger controlled the legitimate and his brother the gangster controls the ill legitimate. he was in the midst of a mental break down. no truer words have been ever been spoke. kevin told huhs he called and said this unanimously said i'm going kill you. that's the stuff that whitey did to anybody perceived as a threat to his brother. >> we're not amateur when it comes to families and politics and corruption. chij, -- chicago, i
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 2:00am EDT
at american university in washington and they're riding has appeared in your times and washington monthly of long others said they came to us last night from virginia and took the late-night train and put up with like to do is turn it over to you for comments to start off. >> thank you very much. i will start off for us today and then the begin by saying thank you for hosting us and for coming it is an honor and pleasure and me led ford to the interesting discussion today. i will start with too provocative themes from our book is going to tehran by the united states must come to terms with the republic of iran. and the first of the theme is the united states is today and has been for the past two years in power it relative to the decline in the middle east and also we have been the beneficiary of america is ongoing decline in the middle east is the islamic republic of iran. if you are not sure you agree with these propositions of want to ask you to prepare their relative position of the united states and the islamic republic of vibration in the mideast today with where they were even with
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 2:00am EDT
george washington was leading a ragtag army and ask for money a very long time ago. >> well, i think it is quite clear that congress has the power -- >> the right and responsibility. was asking -- i know i need to yield back, but the power is a different question. the right and responsibility under the constitution, wouldn't you say that is clearly within the four squares of our constitution? >> particularly the word responsibility is putting a spin on it that i don't think is necessary. i would not necessarily want to add to that, but certainly there is a power. that is what congress is for, and that is what politics is all about. >> mr. chairman, i don't want to engage in politics. the term responsibility to me means a lot. i note to my democratic friends and you, mr. chairman, right and responsibility of the constitution means a lot to us. i yield back. >> mr. cartwright. >> thank you, mr. chairman. this hearing is nothing but another partisan attack on the affordable care act. the gentleman's comments about not engaging in politics notwithstanding. isn't it a coincidence that it
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